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New Sporting Memories group set for kick off

Pensioners at a sporting memory group in East Lothian

21 April 2017 Two new sporting memories groups are starting in Sheffield to help older people share memories and forge new friendships. Run by volunteers, with support from library staff, the groups talk about all types of sport, looking at old photographs, newspaper articles and memorabilia. All sports fans over the age of 50 are able to attend and the ...

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People with learning disabilities lead fuller lives after care change

Tenants live full lives at the Cottam Road supported living scheme

11 April 2017 “It’s given them more rights over their lives. The main thing is that people are doing things. They hardly went out before.” That’s the view of Shelley Berry, Registered Manager of Cottam Road, a scheme which supports people with learning disabilities. Cottam Road used to be a registered care home but two years ago, Sheffield City Council ...

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Brothers compelled to thank housing officer years after childhood help

Debbie Ramsden thank you cake - Newsroom

10 April 2017 A young man and his twin brother have been compelled to thank a housing officer with a specially made cake nine years after she first helped them. Akeem and Kazem Balogun were just 16 years old when their mum, who had suffered from mental health problems for years, left their family council home. The pair, who were ...

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From Syria to Sheffield, one family’s story…

The Alnabo family are now living in safety in Sheffield

4 April 2017 “My children at last have a chance to learn and enjoy their life. We are always grateful for this.” That’s the message from a Syrian father who fled the war with his family, and came to Sheffield through the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement scheme. Here’s their story… “They told us the first time the country was the ...

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Regeneration of Gleadless Valley

Gleadless Valley, 1963

30 March 2017 A £515,000 masterplan will be developed to help regenerate Gleadless Valley, after a successful council funding bid. Sheffield City Council bid for the extra money from the Government to develop plans to improve the estate, built in the 1950s and 1960s, and once hailed for its design and quality. The work will focus on improving the quality ...

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Landlord prosecuted for harassing tenant

Justice scales

15 March 2017 Another private landlord in Sheffield has been prosecuted for harassing a tenant and failing to manage his property adequately. Mr Nilendu Das, of Carterknowle Avenue and aged 49 years old, was convicted at Sheffield’s Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 14 March. He was ordered to pay £2,412 in court costs, fines and compensation to the tenant, and was ...

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Service users pick projects in Dragons’ Den set up

Dragons Den - Newsroom ready

15 March 2017 Exciting ideas and fast pitches are often put forward by nervous people on Dragons’ Den. But the spirit of the TV show isn’t something usually associated with local authorities. That’s set to change in Sheffield as the City Council is trying a new approach to funding mental health projects to help with conditions such as anxiety and ...

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City Council protects another pub during Sheffield Beer Week

Councillor Peter Rippon, Billy Taylor - Team Manager at The University Arms and Councillor Jack Scott

14 March 2017 Yet another pub in Sheffield has gained community protection, with this latest announcement coming at the start of Sheffield’s Beer Week. The University Arms is the latest of many pubs to be designated an ‘asset of community value’, which helps prevent it from being closed down, sold off or redeveloped. The pub, on Brook Hill, is a ...

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Much-loved pavilion destined for new lease of life

Image of what the Inman Pavilion could look like after refurbishment, design by the University of Sheffield working with the Garden Village Community Association

7 March 2017 Steps to help save a much-loved community building, and protect it for years to come, have been taken by Sheffield City Council and the local community. The Inman Pavilion, overlooking Oxley Park in Stocksbridge, has hosted local groups and clubs since the 1950’s but is in need of significant upgrade and improvement. Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet, acting ...

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Information about Central Library proposals

central-library

2 March 2017 Responses to more than 80 questions asked about the Central Library have been published online by Sheffield City Council. The questions were asked at three public meetings held in December and January. The council held the public meetings to allow local people to find out more about proposals from Sichuan Guodong Group to look at the feasibility of ...

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New service aims to give disabled people more dignity

David Statham uses the new service

2 March 2017 “Anything that helps to restore a person’s dignity is a great thing.” That’s the verdict of one man on Sheffield City Council’s new specialist equipment lending service, which aims to help disabled people move around and live more independently. Watch David’s story: The service is aimed at people living at home whose conditions mean they need two ...

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Local councillors want to hear from you…

Sheffield Town Hall

28 February 2017 Sheffield City Council has been encouraging the people of Sheffield to have their say on local issues that will inform Councillors’ ward priorities. Sheffield has 28 electoral areas called wards, each represented by three city councillors. Each year, every ward in Sheffield produces a list of three or four priorities, and this year the authority wants as many people to ...

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The Outdoor City for All

The Outdoor City for All

22 February 2017 With less than six months to go until the Special Olympic Games are held in Sheffield, people are starting to look at the city and things to do while they are here. Sheffield, as The Outdoor City, has an abundance of parks, woods and countryside accessible for people with disabilities, with well surfaced paths and accessible facilities. ...

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Happy Chinese New Year 2017!

Year of the Rooster

27 January 2017 The Lunar new year, popularly known as Chinese new year and as the Spring Festival, starts on 28 January 2017. This is a major festival celebrated by around 1/5 of people around the world! Sheffield has great links with China which help to boost our economy and diversity. Interesting Chinese and Sheffield facts: The 2011 census showed ...

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Support for rough sleepers and Tent City

Tent city - pic 2 - newsroom

Updated 31 January 2017 Sheffield City Council was granted a court order to gain possession of Tent City at Park Hill (on 25.01.2017) and asked people to leave with their possessions. The camp was cleared on 30 January. The authority did this as: Tent city was not safe Everyone staying at Tent City either had somewhere to stay, had left ...

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